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Filipino-American guitarist/composer Karl Evangelista ranks among a new wave of creative musicians grounded in jazz, 20th century experimentalism, and popular song, exploring the place of multiculturalism and ethnic co-existence in an increasingly post-cultural, trans-idiomatic cultural space. Evangelista’s music has been called “essential current-and-future listening,” a “near-seamless blend of modern jazz, contemporary structuralist composition, indie rock, and blues rock” (Tiny Mix Tapes). This complex, powerful aesthetic fosters an “otherworldly experience” that is “completely original” (Eugene Weekly).

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UPCOMING SHOWS

The Story Continues...

Grex reemerges in the Bay Area, deubting new compositions and a startling new percussion heavy sound. First: Canadian prog band Diatessaron joins forces with Grex and all-star art rock ensemble Reconnaissance Fly. Second: Grex returns to Sacramento to support local fusion trio The Mechula (celebrating the release of their new CD)!

September 6, 8pm, w/Reconnaissance Fly and Diatessaron (Alberta) @ El Rio (3158 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA)
September 16, 8pm w/The Mechula (CD Release) @ SHINE (1400 E Street #A, Sacramento, CA)

GREX "OVERTURE" TOUR - SUMMER 2016

In Summer 2016, Grex will bring music from its forthcoming album Electric Ghost Parade to venues across the West Coast, debuting a striking "two man band" configuration that recalls the dizzying duo histrionics of The White Stripes, Skeleton Crew, and Mal Waldron/Steve Lacy. This one is history in the making--taking Grex back to its inventive, garage-y roots while pointing toward the epic psychedelic soundscapes of the future.

June 4, 7pm, Joshua Tree, CA @ Beatnik Salon
June 5, 9pm, Long Beach, CA @ Que Sera
June 6, 8pm, Los Angeles, CA @ The Mint
June 8, 11pm, Los Angeles, CA @ Hyperion Tavern
June 9, San Diego, CA @ The Merrow
June 10, 8pm, Pasadena, CA @ Battery Books
June 11, 8pm, Long Beach, CA @ Rebel Bite
June 14, 9pm, Eugene, OR @ Old Nick's
June 16, 9:30pm, Portland, OR @ Kenton Club
June 17, 7:30pm, Seattle, WA @ Good Shepherd Center (part of Wayward Music Series)
June 18, 8:30pm, Portland, OR @ Turn Turn Turn
June 20, 7:30pm, Seattle, WA @ The Royal Room (part of Father/Daughter)
June 23, Quincy, CA @ Main Street Sports Bar
June 24, Sacramento, CA @ Gold Lion Arts (part of Gold Lion Festival)
June 25, Berkeley, CA @ The Starry Plough
FULL DETAILS HERE

AHOY 2016!!!

2016 marches on! Grex makes a mid-April jaunt to Sacramento's Luna's Cafe, debuting a brand new set of duo music. Later, the full band returns to the dynamic environs of San Francisco to play first Mondays at the Make-Out Room, joined by world fusion ensemble DaMaDa and chamber jazz all-stars Two Aerials!

April 18, 7:30pm, Nebraska Mondays: Grex w/Peter Martin @ Luna's Cafe (1414 16th Street, Sacramento, CA)

May 2, 8pm, The Monday Make-Out: Grex w/DaMaDa + Two Aerials @ The Make-Out Room (Oakland, CA)

PAST SHOWS

***ELECTRIC GHOST PARADE - GREX 2015 EC TOUR***

Grex debuts a battery of material from its upcoming album ELECTRIC GHOST PARADE in front of a breathless East Coast audience. Expect fireworks both literal and figurative, handcrafted for fans of Hendrix, Deerhoof, and Sonny Sharrock.

TOUR DATES

September 24, 8pm, Fire Museum Presents w/Superlith & George Korein & The Spleen @ Aux Space (Philadelphia, PA)

September 25, 7:30pm (doors)/8:30pm (show), w/Plums & Chester Hawkins @ Velvet Lounge (Washington, DC)

September 27, 9pm, w/Lost Civilizations Experimental Music Project @ Galaxy Hut (Arlington, VA)

September 29, 9pm, w/PA Angelo, Ghypsee and the Wichts, The Living Strange, Whoopass Goldberg @ Meatlocker (Montclair, NJ)

September 30, 7:30pm, w/Kenne Highland (of the Gizmos), Fable Grazer @ Lilypad (Cambridge, MA)

October 1, 9pm, w/Weasel Walter/Chris Pitsiokos Duo, Andrew Barker Trio, Max Jaffe @ Muchmore's (NYC, NY)

October 2, 9:30pm, w/Young Nudist, Aaron Novik's Abebbe, Marc Edwards and Slipstream Time Travel @ Pine Box Rock Shop (Brooklyn, NY)

October 3, 8pm, Brooklyn Experimental Song Carnival w/Naked Roots Conducive, Laurie Amat, etc. @ Panoply (Brooklyn, NY)


NEW GREX ALBUM RELEASED!!

New 10 track album by Karl's trio GREX - available on LP, CD, & digital download

The DEBUT album of Grex's trio configuration and the first release on BRUX Records - Cutting-edge Art Rock/Free Jazz

NOW AVAILABLE ON LP & CD AND FOR DIGITAL DOWNLOAD at grex.bandcamp.com

Monster Music is Grex's debut trio album and the group's first release in a dual digital/LP format. This incomparably creative, dynamic document is the first to capture the band's current brand of free jazz-inflected pop/rock.

Track Listing: Toy Time, Christmas Song, Romancing Stone, Mole Cricket, Love Song, Hurdles, Up Popped the Snake, Guinea (Don Cherry), Friday, Little Wicka Big Feet